When was the Roman Catholic Church Called Roman?

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C. Matthew McMahon

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I've been digging around for a clear answer on this question.

"Romanist" seems to have appeared about 1515.
"Romish" seems to have appeared around 1525-1535.
"Roman Catholic" "seems" to be coined around 1581. (That late??) First known use?
"To Romanize" appeared 1600-10.
1515-25 the Anglicans "seemed" to coin the term "papist" and later its derivative "papism."
1520-1530, was "popish."
"popery" (1525-1535)
"papistry" (1540-1550).

Some of this came from Webster's College Dictionary, 1995 ed. Some of it was around the web.

I know Ignatius of Antioch used the term "catholic church" before he was martyred. I'm looking for the first use of "roman".

Anyone have any other info?
 

C. Matthew McMahon

Christian Preacher
I was thinking that such would be the case, but I can't seem to find anything "written" about it. Finding it recorded is my dilemma.
 
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